Is the UK a Managed Democracy?

'Managed Democracy' is a term usually used to refer to the variously oligarchic post-Soviet eastern European govts that have sprung up in the wake...

The Democratic Foundations of Marxism

The communist and broadly socialist project have been marred by claims that it leads from workers power directly to authoritarianism. This claim has been...

Burma’s Democracy Façade Has Broken – Coup Or Not, Ethnic People...

From Karen News: It’s taken 10 years for the veneer to finally fall off Burma’s military-backed democracy. The military’s made its intentions clear in the...

André Brandão- The potential and the historical limitations of the proliferation...

by André Brandão (translated by @tropicalML) Translator’s Note: This article was originally published by the Brazilian Communist Party (PCB). I have tried to make this...

The 1221 Coup in Myanmar- The Breaking of a Hegemonic Bloc...

When the Tatmadaw began to grumble about the results of last year’s elections, very few suspected that a coup was in the making. But...

The Crisis of Developmentalism (1994) Ruy Mauro Marini. English Translation

Translator's Note. Born in 1932 and part of an academic milieu that developed the Marxist theory of dependency (MTD) in the 1960s and beyond, Ruy...

Blood and Earth (1958) Bamaw Tin Aung. English Translation.

Editors Note: In 1958, barely a decade after independence from the British Empire, the Burmese political system collapsed. At the heart was an irrevocable...

Munkástanácsok in the Midst of the 1956 Revolution

“To be liberated by others, whose leadership is the essential part of the liberation, means the getting of new masters instead of the old...

The Dispossessed of Sudan and Global Capitalism

The story of the modern state of Sudan isn't too different from that of other African countries born out of the pores of the...

The 1970s and the Decline of British Unions

Act 1:Wilson Our story starts in 1969, with the launch of “In Place of Strife”, Prime Minister Harold Wilson and Labour MP Barbara Castle’s white...

Straw Bricks- PMC Aren’t to Blame for Singapore’s Docile Working Class

"Nothing more than socialites masquerading as socialists" Veteran Singaporean socialist Poh Soo Kai recalled that in his university days someone had brushed him off with...

The Train is Capitalism- Snowpiercer and Class Consciouness

Bong Joon-Ho's film Snowpiercer (2013) is at first glance high concept sci-fi, yet a deeper look reveals it is a deep allegorical fantasy exploring...